Laboratory Technician
New York Genome Center - New York, NY

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Laboratory Technician

We are looking for a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented Laboratory Technician with experience in Next Generation Sequencing.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and perform day-to-day work on the Sequencing equipment (e.g. Illumina HiSeq2000, cBots);
  • Carry out procedures associated with DNA sequencing on the Illumina sequencing platform; including DNA library preparation, sample quantification & preparation, and Sequencer operation;
  • Analyze current process procedures and provide feedback for their optimization and improvement, documenting processes, improvements to methods, and troubleshoot assays as needed;
  • Perform the quality control of the samples and the raw sequencing data;
  • Conduct other laboratory work as needed;
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field plus laboratory experience in nucleic acid research required;
  • One or more years of demonstrated experience with Next Generation Sequencing instruments;
  • Solid knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols (including RNA and DNA preparation, RNA and DNA quantification, hybridization, PCR, multiplex amplification and bead-based solutions) highly preferred;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferably with Mac OS;
  • Previous experience as a technician in a molecular biology laboratory preferred, exposure to bioinformatics is a plus;
  • Good general laboratory and organizational skills including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential;
  • Ability to multitask is a must, along with an orientation toward teamwork and cooperation;
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills required.

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